Why this Award?
With the Award for Best Financial Communication we aim to reward the Belgian listed companies that stand out in terms of communication with the financial community. Good financial communication is a necessity, in good times as well as in bad times. Companies must be clear about their past achievements, but equally about their plans and objectives. Shareholders and (potential) investors must be informed correctly. More than 60 years of history have added to the renown of the Award. The interest from companies has clearly grown, as the survey serves as a mirror of their efforts to communicate with the financial community.
Our main goal is to encourage companies to keep investing in good quality information and communication. Analysts have a vital role to play, assisting investors in identifying risk and reward potential, translating company data, sector knowledge and forecasting skills in stock valuations and recommendations. For companies, learning about the strengths and weaknesses in their communication policies and strategies can definitely help to attract and keep the shareholders they want or need.
The importance of the Award can hardly be underestimated given its long track record. In 2020 we celebrated the Award’s 60th anniversary!